29. Keep it light: "The holidays can be pretty stressful, so I do everything I can to make things fun for my boyfriend -- tickle him, say silly things, basically find the humor in every situation."
30. Light a fire: "My husband and I are not partygoers. We plan to spend this New Year's Eve the same way we do every year: together. We build a fire in the fireplace, spread a blanket in front of it and drink hot chocolate. We always kiss and cuddle at midnight and wish each other a wonderful new year."
31. Be realistic: "It can be dangerous to think that the holiday season will be terribly different from regular life. If you and your partner fight, you will still fight. Everyday stresses and problems aren't going to disappear. Knowing this ahead of time can help you enjoy the holidays and not be disappointed."
32. Reconnect with words: "With all the social and family events, couples may find themselves drifting apart during the holidays. Writing daily love notes to each other can help you to reconnect. One easy way to do this is to buy a set of magnet letters and words and put them on your refrigerator."
33. Be productive: "Last year we spent New Year's Eve painting our kitchen cupboards. It may not have been especially exciting and romantic, but it was our first New Year's together, and we had fun. That's what counts, right? That, and being together." --iVillager Pauline